Here's your guide to some of the best things to do in the week ahead:
The authors of the much loved Tales of Shakespeare, Charles and Mary Lamb, lived on Church Street in Edmonton and had very difficult lives handicapped by poverty, class and ill health. During a period of unbearable stress, Mary murdered their mother and was taken to a mental institution.Yet despite this, the brother and sister succeeded in becoming famous writers and close friends of Wordsworth, Coleridge and Keats. The Lambs’ Tale tells their extraordinary story through puppetry, words and music, interweaving scenes from their lives with the Shakespeare plays they adapted for children.
The Dugdale Centre, Thomas Hardy House, London Road, Enfield, September 6 and 7, 7pm. Details: 020 8807 6680, dugdalecentre.co.uk
The Girls Dem – Love Sax and All That Jazz
The girls are back in Alan Charles’ smash hit musical comedy Love, Sax and all that Jazz. The show is now in its 5th year having finished runs in London, Birmingham, Liverpool, High Wycombe, Sheffield, Oxford and Trinidad.The production chronicles the experience of five female friends as they navigate their lives around love, sex and all that drama. Through music, drama, comedy and poetry you will be taken on a roller coaster experience of laughter and intrigue in this production that will uplift, inspire and edutain.
Millfield Theatre, Silver Street, Edmonton, Saturday, September 7, 6.30pm and Saturday, September 13, 7.15pm. Details: 020 8807 6680, millfieldtheatre.co.uk
Alexandra Palace Organ Concert
Stephen Disley of Southwark Cathedral will perform this fundraising concert.
Great Hall, Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, Wednesday September 3, 7pm. Details: 01727 861555, allypallyorgan.org.uk
Local musicians, including some of the finest talent from Palmers Green’s St Harmonica’s Blues Club, will feature in this one-day event. Plus there will be circus activities, kids’ arts and crafts, face painting, theatre, local food stalls and a double-decker bus bar, plus relax in the vintage tea area or have a massage.
Forty Hall Farm, Forty Hill, Enfield, Saturday, August 30, doors open at noon. Details: 07713 88501, fortyhallfarm.org.uk
Forward to Freedom exhibition
The story of the Anti-Apartheid Movement and its campaigns to support the people of South Africa. Tottenham played a big part as local activists ran a long campaign to stop Tottenham Tesco’s stocking South African goods, protested against all-white South African sports teams and fundraised for the liberation movements. Bernie Grant was a leading campaigner and visited South Africa in 1990 to greet Nelson Mandela on his release from prison. In 1990 Haringey gave ANC leader Oliver Tambo the freedom of the borough.
Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Road, Tottenham Green, September 5 to 20. Details: 020 8365 5450, berniegrantcentre.co.uk
For a full list of events, see the Just the Ticket pages in this week's Independent Series newspapers in print or online here.